Haydn Vernals

my personal web pages


Collection of Useful Links

News ::  
BBC News Increasingly more mainstream news
The Times Reassuringly middle left reporting
NCE Civil Engineering News - subscribe to the webshot
Gamespy Games related news - subscribe to the webshot
Weather ::  
BBC Weather Easy access format
The Met Office Proven to be more accurate than above
Mapping ::  
Live Search Maps Birds eye views make this site useful
Google Maps Probably more up to date aerial photography
Ordnance Survey Best scale mapping
Promap Best place for accurate paid for mapping
Maptasm Useful application of OS Data in a Google Maps format
Technology ::  
The Register The Sun for IT people !  Great fun, subscribe !
Toms Hardware A little bit of geeky IT trickery
Imaging Resource Excellent site for camera reviews
Scan Great place for cheap PC equipment
Insight Better range than scan, but more expensive
Play My current favourite for DVD's
Forums ::  
SABRE UK Roads based forum
Sheffield Forum Sheffield based forum, mostly full of idiots these days
UK Business Forum UK Business related forum - taxes, laws, ideas
Information ::  
Wikipedia The grand daddy of all mis-information
Babel Fish Excellent quick and dirty translation tool
Roads Related ::  
SABRE Wiki Covering classified roads and roads information
Motorway Archive Construction history of the motorway network
Pathetic Detailed history on existing and never built routes
CBRD Excellent site covering many aspects of roads
Technical Roads ::  
TSRGD 2002 Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions
TSM Traffic Signs Manual
Working Drawings Working Drawings for Traffic Signs
TAL's Traffic Advisory Leaflets
Circular Roads Old but still current advice and guidence
LTN's Local Transport Notes, more current than CR's
DMRB Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
MCHW Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
IAN's Interim Advice Notes
Maintenance Idiots guide to highway maintenance
Civils Projects ::  
Central Railway £5Bn railway scheme to transfer freight from roads
Crossrail £12Bn railway scheme under London
High Speed 2 DfT Plan for a 150-200mph Railway network
Architecture ::